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Student research showcased at History of Medicine Colloquium



Friday, March 28, 2014

Congratulations to Kevin Dueck, Medicine Class of 2016, and Hannah MacKenzie, Medicine Class of 2016, who received awards at this year’s History of Medicine Colloquium. The Colloquium, attended by more than three dozen audience members, featured poster presentations from six students on topics ranging from “the untold story of the male contraceptive pill,” to “The Osler Society at Western University: A Century of Enhancing Medical Education.”

Dueck was awarded the 2014 Harvey Club Prize, awarded annually for the best medical student paper in the history of medicine. His research focused on Dominique Jean Larrey and the treatment of fractures, from amputation to casting.  

Mackenzie’s poster on “Body Connections from Vesalius’ Fabrica to Bodyworlds: The Importance of Context in Anatomical Knowledge Transfer” was awarded the Rowntree Prize in Medical History. This award, established in 1929 is given annually in memory of Dr. L.G. Rowntree for work in medical history completed by a Schulich Medicine & Dentistry medical student.

“We are grateful to the Rowntree Prize Endowment and the Harvey Club of London for their ongoing support of the history of medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry,” said Shelley McKellar, PhD, the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine and key organizer of the event.

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